Kathryn W. Munson practices in civil litigation and appeals, and also handles licensure and ethics matters involving physicians, lawyers and other professionals.
Ms. Munson graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Tulane University Law School and received her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Louisiana State University. Ms. Munson also holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, and was formerly an Assistant Professor of Library Science and Librarian at Southeastern Louisiana University.
While in law school, Ms. Munson was the Senior Notes and Comments editor of the Tulane Law Review, a Member of the Moot Court Board, and was a Senior Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing program. After law school, she completed a federal clerkship with the Honorable Sul Ozerden of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.
Ms. Munson is a member of the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Committee on Bar Admissions and its Examiner for Constitutional Law. She is an officer of the Tulane Law Review Alumni Association and a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Insurance Committee and the Client Assistance Fund.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES
Tulane Law Review Alumni Association, Vice President
Federal Bar Association, Member
Association for Women Attorneys, Member
Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions, Examiner for Constitutional Law
Louisiana State Bar Association Insurance Committee, Member
Louisiana State Bar Association Client Assistance Fund Committee, Member
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Challenging Ethics Issues Associated with Complex Litigation co-presented with Rick Stanley, Louisiana State Bar Association’s 20th Annual Complex Symposium (November 2020)
Lying, Spying & Verifying, co-presented with Eva J. Dossier, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Seminar (October 10, 2019) and New Orleans Bar Association’s 11th Hour Ethics & Professionalism Series (November 8, 2019)
Comment. “Why Don’t You Do Right? Corporate Fiduciary Law and the Self-Critical Analysis Privilege” 88 TUL. L. REV 651 (2014).
“Beyond French Doors: Applying and Extending the Lozman Reasonable Observer Test to Vessels and their Appurtenances” ABA ADMIRALTY & MARITIME LAW COMMITTEE NEWS (Summer 2013).
Representation of MDL Claims Administrators and Settlement Administrator in litigation matters at all levels of district court and on appeal, and advised on responding to non-party discovery
Representation of Respondents at various stages of the attorney and judicial discipline process, including briefing to the Louisiana Supreme Court, negotiating consent discipline, and appearing and questioning witnesses for an attorney’s interim suspension hearing
Representation of LLC members in civil proceedings impacting their business interest including succession, employment, and property transfer disputes
Successfully argued exceptions in State court
Assisted in representing timber company in Endangered Species Act litigation in federal court from district court, to the Fifth Circuit, to the United States Supreme Court